Miss Lina's Ballerinas

Miss Lina's Ballerinas

by Grace Maccarone, Christine Davenier

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429995528
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Series: Miss Lina's Ballerinas
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Grace Maccarone is a children's book editor and the author of many books for young readers, including the First Grade Friends series, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. She lives in Westchester, New York.


Christine Davenier has illustrated many books for children, including the Piper Reed series, and was the recipient of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award in 2002 for The First Thing My Mama Told Me. She lives in Paris, France.


As a young girl growing up in Tours, France, Christine Davenier loved listening to her older sister read fairy tales aloud. But she frequently found herself wondering, What does the princess’s beautiful dress look like? or How exquisite are her jewels? Christine was left to her own imagination, for the books had few illustrations. So it comes as little surprise that today, Christine embraces her career as an illustrator. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to create the illustrations I dreamed about seeing as a child,” she says.

When Christine was fourteen, she received her first box of watercolor paints, a gift from her grandmother. That was the beginning of many afternoons spent painting together in her grandmother’s garden. “My grandmother was an extraordinary woman,” Christine says. “Even though she worked in an office all her life, she was an artist through and through. She shared everything she knew about color—in painting and in life. Her wisdom and talent still inspire me today.”

She has illustrated many picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best. She lives in Paris, France.


Grace Maccarone is a children’s book editor and the author of many books for young readers, including Miss Lina’s Ballerinas, illustrated by Christine Davenier, and the First Grade Friends series, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. She lives in Westchester, New York.

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Miss Lina's Ballerinas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
MellysDream More than 1 year ago
We borrowed it from the library first and loved it! Great lesson about including the new kid and fun for any little ballerinas out there.
asomers on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was a very cute rhyming story along the lines of Madeline. Although it is a very girly book , it could be used to teach some math concepts to younger students regardless of their gender.
lakertraw on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is an excellent book to read to children to teach them about change and making accomadations for a new friend.
csloan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a book about eight little girls who dance in four rows of two. Every where they go they are dancing in their rows. One day a new girl joins the class and the others are not happy about it because it changes their rows. But Miss Lina explains that they can make three rows of three. The girls try it out and they like it. This is a good book about numbers and number patterns.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I love the illustrations, and the rhymes are perfect. Rhymes are a great way to keep a child's attention. The girls learn how to accommodate and accept a new friend. This is a great book for girls who have a hard time adding new people to a group whether it be Girl Scouts, dancing, or anything else.
haleyg on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Miss Lina¿s dance studio in Messina was complete with eight dancers named, Katrina, Bettina, Marina, Nina, Christina, Edwina, Sabrina, and Justina. They were all happy and perfect dancers. They practiced all day in 2 rows of 4 at the park, in school, the zoo, the beach, while doing math, and while shopping. One day, a ninth girl joined Miss Lina¿s dance studio. Her name was Regina. Regina threw off the girls¿ routines, and perfect two rows of four. She made all of the dancers run into each other including Miss Lina. She found a solution; perfect 3 rows of 3. The dancers soon adapted and practiced all the time everywhere they went.
PaigeCostella on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A rhyming book about 8 ballerinas who are friends, who love to dance whenever and where-ever. They dance while they read, and dance while they do math, and even dance while they shop. When Miss Lina introduces them to a new ballerina they don't know how to react. Instead of dancing in four rows of two they now need to learn how to dance in three rows of three. This book can be used when learning how to dance, and even when teaching a little math.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in looking for lina
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the young kids at the dance studio love this book! It rhymes, has math/counting, and is very creative yet simple. Wonderful illustrations as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My almost 3 year old granddaughter loves all things 'ballet', and she loves 'Madeline'. So when I saw this, I just had to send it to her. She has it all memorized, and has listened to it over & over! As a B&N member, I also love how easy they make shipping books!
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Brian Mulrooney More than 1 year ago
Its so adorable